NYX eyeshadow Dupes for MAC shadows/REVIEW
NYX&MAC EYESHADOW DUPES
As many of you know, it's not always easy to buy high end makeup products. Oftentimes, it's overpriced, hard to reach, and overwhelming. With this article, hopefully many of you will come to realize that although expensive products are often higher quality, there are many "dupes" that work just as well.
From past experience, eyeshadows tend to be the most easily replaced. There are tons of reputable brands such as Maybelline and NYX that have many similar colors to MAC eyeshadows. NYX also offers high quality pigmented lip glosses that are comparable to those of MAC.
In this article, I will be focusing on NYX shadows as to give you a preview on just how similar they really are. They have a wide collection, ranging from sheer light colors to bold matte colors. There are all sorts of varieties to satisfy even the most daring makeup artist.
MAC Cranberry: NYX Rust
MAC Amber Lights: NYX Golden
MAC Carbon: NYX Black
MAC Juxt or Golden Olive: NYX Springleaf
MAC Girl Meets Boy: NYX Antique Gold
MAC Swish: NYX Spring Flower
MAC Parrot: NYX Ocean
MAC All That Glitters: NYX Champagne
MAC Naked lunch: NYX Sahara
MAC Vellum: NYX Opal
MAC Rose Blanc: NYX Highlight
MAC Beautiful Iris: NYX Frosted Lilac
MAC Electric Eel: NYX Irises
MAC Hepcat: NYX Violet
MAC Humid: NYX Mermaid Green
MAC Nocturnelle: NYX Beauty Queen
MAC Parfait Amour: NYX Purple
MAC Passionate: NYX Cherry or Red Head
MAC Star n' Rockets: NYX Luxor
MAC Satin Taupe: NYX Iced Mocha
MAC Electra: NYX silver
MAC Aquadisiac: NYX Jade (better than the MAC one)
MAC Satellite Dreams: NYX purple
MAC freshwater: NYX Atlantic
MAC Down Brown: NYX Dark Brown
MAC Gesso: NYX White
MAC Sketch: NYX Sensual
Note: Some of these shadows may be discontinued or hard to reach. These are not exact dupes but are similar enough that you can replace them easily.
Obviously, the MAC shadows are of better quality. With that being said, NYX comes very close to being the same quality. The colors are highly pigmented and come off as vibrant without need of a base/primer. Using one however will result in the color lasting longer and appearing more bright. The MAC shadows are better in texture, for example there's no chalky powdery feeling that one gets with cheaper makeup. Some of the NYX shadows are dry to the touch and don't show up on the eyelid as on an arm swatch, so i would beware of that. Overall, i think the two are comparable. For someone who uses primarily brown/bronze colors, i would invest in MAC basic shadows such as woodwinked, bisque, satin taupe, etc. However, if you are adventurous, i see no reason to send 3x as much, so you should simply buy NYX. The brighter colors are super pigmented and blend easily. NYX, good job with your formula :)
First off, i LOVE the packaging. I think it's really sleek and professional looking. One downside is that it doesn't come in a pan so you can't easily put it in cases like the MAC ones. However, because it has a lid you can carry a few colors easily, they're very compact. The eyeshadow itself is finely milded, and for it's price( about $3), i feel that it's well worth it.
There are several ways in which you can buy NYX products..
1.) Go to any Ulta store or go on the online website (http://www.ulta.com/)
2.) Go on** (http://www.cherryculture.com/index.php)
** Oftentimes, cherryculture has sales and cheaper prices than on ULTA.
Note: These photographs were not taken by me nor anyone i personally know. They were taken from online, and approppriate credit will be given. These are all NYX single eyeshadows.